Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A new Americana music Group on Facebook
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Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A new Americana music Group on Facebook

Waitin’ Around To Die ~ A place where Americana (we’re talking alt-country, folk, bluegrass, rock n roll, country…) music fans and musicians can share new (and old) music they’ve discovered, their own releases, photos, gigs, recruit new band members, source information and continue to build the Americana music community, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Gretta Ziller
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SIX STRINGS: Gretta Ziller

Gretta Ziller has already generated a great deal of critical and industry acclaim in the 2013 Telstra Road to Discovery Grand Finals at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as her 2013 TSA/APRA New Songwriter of the Year award. Now she has released her debut EP Hell’s Half Acre which captures the essence and graceful … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson ~ Dynamite!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson ~ Dynamite!

Tami Neilson has long established herself as one of the finest local progenitors of Americana music since relocating from her native Canada to New Zealand. She’s scored numerous awards and critical praise and Dynamite! continues her magical run with her finest collection of songs to date, both in their spirited performance and superb songwriting. Clocking … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Neko Case @ Sydney Opera House (03/03/14)
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LIVE REVIEW: Neko Case @ Sydney Opera House (03/03/14)

Neko Case’s journey from alt-country chanteuse and indie songstress (The New Pornographers) to something that now resembles a symbiotic fusion of the two has been one that has sometimes found her struggling to find a niche and suitably broadminded audience. On her most recent album she sounds the most settled and of herself and so … Continue reading

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Live in Sydney: The Porch Light Sessions

Singer/songwriter Leroy Lee has put together a new regular Americana night at the Petersham Bowling Club on the second Thursday of every month. The first Porch Light Sessions kicks off tomorrow night featuring Leroy Lee, The Morrisons and Lacey Cole and the Lazy Colts. We caught up with Lee Briefly to find out what the ethos … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Little Bastard, OXBLVD, Ranger Spacey @ Factory Floor, Sydney (15/02/14)
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LIVE REVIEW: Little Bastard, OXBLVD, Ranger Spacey @ Factory Floor, Sydney (15/02/14)

Ranger Spacey kicked things off with a set of hooky guitar music that sat at the crossroads between Pavement and The Band. They were a relaxed and jovial band who interacted with a relaxed vibe that suited their sunny-sounding music. Their drummer stood out as their backbone, able to switch effortlessly from skin pounding to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours ~ Wet Suburban Sunday
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours ~ Wet Suburban Sunday

Ex-The Delivery guitarist Dave Favours has stepped out on his lonesome with an assured and accomplished debut album that pays respect to some of his influences amid well-crafted originals. The Saints, Ramones and The Rolling Stones (Loving Cup) get the Favours treatment yet his own songs like the rowdy and rockabilly-leaning single Linda Marie and … Continue reading

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PTW PRESENTS: The Weeping Willows, Katie Brianna, Caitlin Harnett @ The PBC

Last year we presented some shows by a couple of our favourite artists, Mark Moldre and Fanny Lumsden and now we are very excited to announce PTW is presenting An Americana Afternoon featuring The Weeping Willows (VIC), Katie Brianna and Caitlin Harnett at the Petersham Bowling Club on Saturday, 19th April. This will be a … Continue reading

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Inner Western 3: Country Covers @ Petersham Bowling Club (09/03/14)

Yesterday saw the third instalment of Inner Western, the country covers afternoon at the Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney. It was another great event with covers of songs from Hank Williams, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Iris Dement, Blaze Foley, Gillian Welch, The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons and of course Townes Van Zandt. The … Continue reading

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Post To Wire ~ Americana Mixtape Vol. 2

Tracklisting Gene Clark – American Dreamer (American Dreamer soundtrack) Calexico – Alone Again Or (Love cover, Alone Again Or EP, 2003) Davey Craddock & The Spectacles – Keep On Waiting (Going Home EP, 2012) Bill Monroe – Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Country & Western Hit Parade 1947, compilation) Phosphorescent – Cocaine Lights (Pride, 2007) Oakley … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Dan Waters
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SIX STRINGS: Dan Waters

Last year Dan Waters released his excellent solo LP La Vita E Bella to critical acclaim and he was rewarded with Best Country Album at the Age Music Victoria Awards. Waters has followed that up with a new EP under the name The Gulbransen Brothers, featuring Chad Mason of Wagons as his equal songwriting/sparring partner. Don’t Let The Music Stop … Continue reading